Kilkenny's St Mary’s 18th century Almshouses ('poor house') Restoration
Renovate and restore two 18th century almshouses to provide a support function to the Medieval Mile Museum.
Established by Rev. Peter Roe, entry was open to “All poor persons, resident in the city of Kilkenny who are desirous to have the Scriptures read for them”. These fine stone buildings are of great architectural significance and ideally placed to support the work of the museum. Their full assessment and restoration would create spaces for educational workshops, temporary exhibitions and vital administrative functions.
Listen to Grace Fegan, Curator Kilkenny Civil Trust
Project Cost: €1,125,000
If you could financially support this project it would be greatly appreciated
100% of donations go directly to the Kilkenny Civic Trust's PayPal account below (Registered Charity 20023386)
View Other Kilkenny Civic Trust Projects:
- Digital Projector for Kilkenny's Not-for-Profit Watergate Community Theatre
- Kilkenny's Castlecomer Not-for-Profit Family Park Development
- Re-plant Kilkenny's 19th century Woodstock formal gardens and arboretum
- Trace 600 year old ancestors from Kilkenny's St. Mary's Church
- Archaeological excavation of 13th century Kilkenny parish church
- Teaching Kilkenny's 8-12 year old children about their city's medieval history
- Protect over 500 Kilkenny family burial plots
- Kilkenny Castle Yard & Butler House Conservation Project